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Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:11 PM
But I kinda got the urge to do some fishing. My boy really wants to try, too. I'm curious if you fishermen (Phil, Aaron) have ever fished right off the coast (shore fishing), and what sort of investment I'd need to make gear-wise. I'm sure it depends on things like what I intend to catch, etc., but I don't know anyone who does it around here, and I'm not sure what's involved.
Oh, and yeah, I'm familiar with the Google and all, but I thought I'd turn to BN's resident experts. Plus, it allows us to have some civilized conversation to happen on this site.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:49 PM
I would definitely get the 9' model. Surf casting is all about leverage. Probably the best thing you can do is find some locals who are willing to talk while you are walking on the beach. Might be tough, some guys don't like to talk, but every once in a while you can find someone who is very helpful.
Hope this helps. If you think of any other specific questions, let me know and I'll do my best.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 02:54 PM
I was just reminded (by my wife) that we have a friend who does a bit of beach fishing from time to time. Though I recall him to be mostly focused on the annual smelt harvest (to which I say "meh"), I may have found my friendly local.
Probably the best thing you can do is find some locals who are willing to talk while you are walking on the beach. Might be tough, some guys don't like to talk, but every once in a while you can find someone who is very helpful.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:47 PM
Your best bet would to go to a bass pro shop, gander mountain, cabela's or just a local tackle shop and see if they can help you out.
Also if you plan to go fishing more than 2 or 3 times a year find a surf fishing forum and they will get you pointed in the right direction.
those are a couple and I'm sure the first will be able to help with more than just striper fishing.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:09 PM
I'm gonna rap with my pal and see if I can't join him next time he goes down to the beach. Shadowing him is probably the best thing to do.
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